Artist Statement

Ophira Spitz's art consists of painting, drawing, objects and installation. It is influenced by various aspects such as nature, the environment and topography. One can identify in the works different forms related to the botany and cartography. Through her art she aims to merge and combine various worlds, and her technique, respectively, is varied and extends from laborious crafts to free and automatic actions. The drawings, for example, have repetitive lines and forms, like an embroidery pattern that spreads and expands, while its general look brings up the association of an organic shape, a climbing plant or a fossil. In the "Rocks" sculptures series the surface is covered with shredded geographic maps, and their amorphous form eludes internal organs. The actions of experiment and play, dismantling and assembling, create a new body that seeks to undermine reality and raise questions on its significance and feasibility.